N.J. Gov Chris Christie says he won’t defy the state Supreme Court’s ruling to increase funding to low-income school districts. His compliance will cost about $500 million.
The Associated Press reports Christie will it up to the legislature to decide how to assign the funding, after the court ruled today his earlier decision to make drastic school cuts isn’t going to fly.
Conveniently, the state expects almost $1 billion more in tax revenue than it originally thought. But Christie had plans to use that money for things like property tax rebates.
WHYY’s Phil Gregory will have more on this story later, which you can also hear on NewsWorks Tonight at 6 p.m.